Knoxville Trip: Day 1

Blog 1: We went to Ladies of Charity Thrift Store and we sorted out some stuff. We first sorted cranberry juice and put a label on it to help people who bought it. Then we sorted through a lot of diapers and stack toilet paper. After that we made cards...

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 6

Blog 1: Today was such an adventure! We drove about 2 hours through the Guatemalan countryside to hike the still active volcano Pacaya. The hike started off being quite treacherous, but when we finally reached the top the views ended up being very rewarding. My favorite part was looking at...

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Cheerwine Celebration

By Susan Shinn Turner People from all over Rowan County — and all over the country, too — helped the Ritchie family celebrate Cheerwine’s 100th birthday on May 20 in Downtown Salisbury. “We felt very privileged that everybody came out to honor the anniversary of Cheerwine,” says Mark Ritchie, a...

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 4

Blog 1: Today was so much fun! This morning we went to install stoves at a home near Antigua. The woman was very greatful and apprecitave of our work. The operation went smoothly until we had to drill the hole in the rof and didn’t have the right tool so we...

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 3

Blog 1: Today I installed an ECO-Stove into a family’s home, played with the children at Escuela Integrada, made hats with the ninth graders for the people at the nursing home, danced at the nursing home, and played soccer with third and fourth graders. My favorite part of the day...

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Reformation 500 Symphony Concert

Dear St. John’s member, What an amazing opportunity for St. John’s to be able to host a truly magnificent collaboration between the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and the beginning of the new Salisbury Symphony Chorale along with the St. John’s Chancel Choir and Men’s Chorus to tie in with the 500th...

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